Ditidaht Thunderbird Totem Poles by Ralph Francis – Hudson Bay Co Canadiana Collection. A model pole depicting one of the iconic Thunderbird Totem Poles from Alert Bay, BC, by Ditidaht artist Ralph Francis. The poles are carved in the style of the famous Williams family of Ditidaht carvers from Seattle and Vancouver Island. These poles were sold out of a Hudson Bay Co. (HBC) store as part of their “Canadiana Collection,” which was offered in their stores to promote handmade Canadian art. The HBC sticker on these poles are quite rare and makes them highly collectible.
Priced as a pair. 9"H x 8"W
PERIOD: Mid 20th Century
ORIGIN: British Columbia, Canada
SIZE: 9"H x 8"W